At what age is it appropriate to stop feeding my dog puppy food and do I need to phase it out gradually?
In general most, most dogs mature into adults at about one year of age. Dogs of all ages need a balanced, high quality, natural diet that agrees with them no matter how old they are. Wean your puppy gradually over a period of two to three weeks onto her new diet. Large and giant breeds puppies initially grow more slowly and are considered adults by 18-24 months of age.
Instead of focusing on a puppy, adult, or senior diet as dictated by the pet food industry, I recommend feeding your dogs a high-quality, balanced and natural, organic or homemade diet-regardless old.
Provide them with the extra nutrients they need in the form of a good vitamin-mineral supplement, which offers longevity and wellness benefits for your dog that last a lifetime.